Police are urging Wells Fargo customers to monitor their bank accounts after an employee was allegedly caught using information from several accounts for fraudulent activity.
An undercover officer for the Marietta Police Department said he witnessed a suspicious male wearing gloves, a mask and a hooded sweatshirt, approach the Wells Fargo ATM located at 602 Roswell St, on Sept. 28, around 11:30 p.m.
According to police, Kwasi Adadevoh, 24, of Marietta, appeared to make a transaction and run back to a vehicle that was parked nearby. Marked Marietta Police cruisers pulled into the parking lot and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Adadevoh was the only person inside of the vehicle and had several bank documents in the passenger seat, according to police.
Searching the vehicle also reportedly turned up a felony amount of amphetamines and marijuana. As a result, Adadevoh was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of amphetamines, drugs not in original container, possession of controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school. Fraud charges are pending.
Officers turned the suspected fraudulent activity over to Wells Fargo Fraud Department for further investigation.
Police are urging the community to monitor their bank accounts daily to help ensure there’s no fraudulent activity.
11Alive reached out to Wells Fargo for a statement, who said they couldn't discuss the specific details of the investigation. However, they did release a statement, which said:
“Customers can rest assured that they are protected against fraudulent charges on their account. If any customer would like to discuss his or her account details, the security measures we use and the precautions they can take, we invite them to visit us in a local branch, or call us at the number on their statement."
The company went on to thank the Marietta Police Department for their work.